Project Powerhouse creates strong, multi-directional pathways that link women who are at risk of homelessness, with integrated legal representation, financial coaching, job readiness and community, assisting them and their children to move towards steadier, safer, healthier and happier futures.
Project Powerhouse is a ground-breaking collaboration between Justice Connect’s specialist integrated legal service (Homeless Law), a housing and homelessness service provider (Launch Housing), a financial capability building program for women (Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand), a not-for-profit women’s employment service (Fitted for Work), local government (City of Yarra) and a commercial law firm (Herbert Smith Freehills).
The diversity of partnerships presents an opportunity to share expertise to make a bigger impact for women and children to spot the risk of homelessness early, prevent the crisis and hardship of homelessness, and build the skills, confidence and resilience of women to prevent that risk recurring.
The Foundation has supported Project Powerhouse with a $300,000 grant. over two years. the project builds on the success and learnings of the Justice Connect's Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project, which the Foundation also supported significantly.